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Getting started in FPV/Drone: MyGeekShow

Started this discussion. Last reply by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk Nov 18, 2011. 3 Replies

Hey guys! So 2012 is going to be MyGeekShow’s year of “Technology Aided Flight” where I’ll focus on going from just flying around the field, to full FPV and waypoint supported autopilot. I’m doing…Continue

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Is this a good FPV set up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Brooks Jul 5, 2011. 2 Replies

This is what I'm thinking for my first FPV set up... anything that sticks out to you as good/bad? Airplane Tx: Turnigy 9x…Continue

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Model Airplane to Fly Across The United States!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trent at MyGeekShow May 14, 2011. 8 Replies

I've decided its time to get serious. I've announced my new 5 year project: To fly an RC airplane 3,000 miles to cross the United States.Most of the flight will be FPV style, but 90% of the trip will…Continue

Which program is best for designing airplanes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trent at MyGeekShow Apr 8, 2011. 22 Replies

I wanted to know which program was best for designing airplanes, so I tested out 7 different programs and methods to find out. Watch it on YouTube:…Continue

 

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Rana commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow - Building the Solar UAV Prototype
"Wish you all the best !"
58 minutes ago
benbojangles commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow - Building the Solar UAV Prototype
"Hello, it's a good idea. From what I can gather from the Solar Impulse, it is essentially a glider, and only uses power for a couple of hours to hoist it back up high & also using high pressure thermals. So, from this thought I think the…"
2 hours ago
Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow - Building the Solar UAV Prototype
"Gary! Glad to see you also! I've been considering balsa also, in fact all materials in general (CF, fiberglass, etc). I'm going to see how efficient these materials are from a square cm perspective. I'll definitely check out that…"
4 hours ago

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Gary Mortimer commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow - Building the Solar UAV Prototype
"I think you are going to have to be brave and learn the art of balsa bashing. Double the cord of that wing and build it up. Much stronger and you will be able to lay more solar panels into it. You are going to have to find out abot dihedral and the…"
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Gary Mortimer commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow - Building the Solar UAV Prototype
"Trent! Great to have you back."
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MyGeekShow - Building the Solar UAV Prototype

MyGeekShow is back! This week I finalized the design and built the 50% scale solar airplane prototype. I'll complete it's first flight next week!My current mission is to build an RC airplane capable of indefinite flight, where solar panels installed on the wings power the airplane and charge the batteries by day, and then those same batteries power the airplane during the night.This 50% scale prototype will test some of the design elements of that airplane. It doesn't carry solar panels as it's…See More
4 hours ago
ausdroid commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"Thanks so much."
Apr 15
Riccardo parola commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"Not really, I simply look at the cell's specs. I'm currently experimenting with e-fest because of higher discharge rate, I'm using them in non parallel on a small racer quad and the NCRs C rating is too low for it unless in parallel.…"
Apr 12
ausdroid commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"Thanks Riccardo. Can you point me to some literature on the subject?"
Apr 11
Riccardo parola commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"Yes, use Lipo setting"
Apr 11
ausdroid commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"I have built a 4p6s 18650b pack.  I have balance charged with an icharger 208b on the LiIo setting. The charger cuts out when the batteries are at 4.08 volts/cell and my battery checker confirms that the 6S pack is 100%. However, the charging…"
Apr 10
Quadzimodo commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"jadwin edison - The ESC does not dictate how much load will be placed on your battery.  Think of the ESC as attenuation (or volume control) only. You need to know what the peak and continuous power loads will be. That means…"
Apr 5
jadwin edison commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"can i use 30a Turnigy Plush ESC without any problem with 4 pieace of this Battery ?or perhaps anyone have any sugested how much battery i can should use with 30a Turnigy Plush Battery.Thankyou"
Apr 4
iskess commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"Can someone recommend a good source for NCR18650B batteries? My math shows they have only about 25% more energy density than the HK Multistar batteries. Check my math: 4s4p Li-ion = 13,600 mAh, at ~800g (48g x16 = 768g + wires,…"
Jan 14
Scott Anttila commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Long Range Telemetry Testing
"I'm sorry I can't help but chuckle about the "don't try this at home" type statement, followed by "I only break the law when..." statement, concluding with the "remaining ethical" while breaking the…"
Dec 25, 2014

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Bill Piedra commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post USA Trip - Day 5 - The End
"Excellent Job, my congratulations to you.   Remember what Edison said when he was inventing the light bulb.  He never failed, he just found 9,999 ways that didn't work.  "
Dec 11, 2014

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MyGeekShow - Building the Solar UAV Prototype

Posted on July 4, 2015 at 2:57am 5 Comments

MyGeekShow is back! This week I finalized the design and built the 50% scale solar airplane prototype. I'll complete it's first flight next week!



My current mission is to build an RC airplane capable of indefinite flight, where solar panels installed on the wings power the airplane and charge the batteries by day, and then those same batteries power…

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USA Trip - Day 5 - The End

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 9:17pm 14 Comments





The final crashes that led the end of the USA trip. We gave it our best shot, but in the end, had to end the trip to ensure the safety of those around us.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to Applied Aeronautics for supporting today's video:…

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USA Trip - Day 4 - The Longest Day

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 10:13pm 7 Comments





Today we covered the most ground during the USA trip, over 300km (186mi)! We encountered and overcame so many challenges. These problems started to wear down our confidence and reduce our spare supplies.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to Spotifly for supporting…

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USA Trip - Day 3 - First Flight!

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 7:42pm 8 Comments





Today we successfully conducted our first USA trip flight! We overcame many challenges and experienced new ones that held us up for the day.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to Event38 for supporting today's video:…

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 12:37pm on September 11, 2011,
Moderator
Brian
said…

Trent, check this post/project out.  I think it's right in line with your goal.

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/thermopilot-project-a-thermal-hunter-glider-drone?id=705844%3ABlogPost%3A619448&page=2#comments

Regards - Brian

At 1:21pm on March 10, 2012, Stan Virgint said…

You have a cool channel I want to build a flying as well with center fuse for little more room

what are you using for your hot wire power supply?

Thanks Stan

At 10:47am on September 1, 2012, Earl said…
Put a voltage and current sensor on the telemetry! Use as a gas guage.
Looking good. Getting ready to drop X8 from balloon and control with joystick. I use 433mhz radios. Much longer range.
Earl
At 10:35am on July 24, 2013, roger gravel said…

thanks to take the time to explained how apm work you are a very generous person 

and your geek show is very proffessional 

At 4:52am on December 12, 2013,
MR60
Forrest Frantz
said…

Outstanding Trent. UAV across the US has a pioneer ring to it. Great.

Yes, the Li-Io will serve you well.  Nearly 50% more duration.

If you can afford it, buy a battery welder when you make yours or I think I saw someone on e-bay that will do the welding for you.  Panasonic does make the best one.  You can solder, but I'm not good enough to trust my skill.  There is a vent that might release if it gets too hot.  

Please keep me in touch with your build.  lt sounds exciting.

At 3:42pm on May 6, 2014, Scott Penrose said…

Hi Trent. Sorry to bug you here. Sent you a few emails re: Trip and Radios - can you check your spam please. Scott.

At 4:35pm on May 8, 2014, Swift said…

Good luck Trent! I wish you the best for the Adventure! thanks for your time to educate us with APM and other stuff. :)

At 3:51am on July 14, 2014, Dave Smith said…

I was thinking about your altitude change problems along the flight, and I have often wondered how you would set up for an auto-land at a lower altitude. Have you ever tried the "absolute(?)" check box? I believe you put in meters above sea level instead. I will try it out and let you know what I find.

I am also working on a very simple parachute mechanism that you might want to try out to soften your landings when the terrain gets rough.

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